(Play the song while you read - there's no video to watch, just listen!)
It's an old song - "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" - made famous by Frank Sinatra. The lyrics describe a man's love-at-first-sight meeting with the woman who would become his wife. Accidentally bumping into her at a country dance, he turned and saw..."polka dots and moonbeams", sparkling all around this dream of a woman.
What an image! To be so dazzled at the sight of someone that you see - "polka dots and moonbeams"! As much as I love my husband and cherish our first meeting, I can't say that my first sight of him - walking in the rain, wearing a black trench coat and carrying a tuba - actually inspired sparkles and lights... But I have had that "polka dots and moonbeams" moment several times in my life when I immediately loved the person or people I was seeing.
The first glimpse I had of my son came a few hours after his birth, which I had to sleep through. Jesse had the sweetest face, and just enough red fuzz on his head to give him an angelic glow. When I saw his face and held him...BAM...polka dots and moonbeams!
2 1/2 more years passed, and again a little blonde-haired blue-eyed girl came into our lives. Lily was born on a snowy day in December when the rest of the family had the flu. Katherine had to wait a few days to meet her "baby sisser", but when Lily finally came home Kat was the first to hold her. Seeing the two sisters meet for the first time - wow, polka dots and moonbeams!
Our family is complete now, but I expect more "Polkadots & Moonbeams" moments to come in our lives. Will you share your special memories of meeting loved ones for the first time... your "Polkadots and Moonbeams Moments"... with us?